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South Sudan Hopes New Mining Law Will Unearth Treasuresi
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June 01, 2013 7:13 PM
South Sudan won independence and vast oil reserves in 2011, when it split from civil war foe Sudan. As the rocky relationship with its northern neighbor jeopardizes oil exports, however, the new nation hopes a new mining law will attract foreign companies to unearth its mineral treasures and secure its future fortune. Hannah McNeish reports from the country’s 'wild east,' where thousands of people armed only with picks and pans are hunting for gold.

South Sudan Hopes New Mining Law Will Unearth Treasures

Published June 01, 2013

South Sudan won independence and vast oil reserves in 2011, when it split from civil war foe Sudan. As the rocky relationship with its northern neighbor jeopardizes oil exports, however, the new nation hopes a new mining law will attract foreign companies to unearth its mineral treasures and secure its future fortune. Hannah McNeish reports from the country’s 'wild east,' where thousands of people armed only with picks and pans are hunting for gold.


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